The Mystery of the Star Wars Celica

Image provided by Toyota.

Image provided by Toyota.

I’m obsessed with story-it has everything: seventies-era Hollywood, mystery, intrigue, and a fast car.  So whether you’re a Star Wars fan, mystery genre fan, and/or classic car fan–this story is for YOU! It’s an almost-forty year old unsolved puzzle…or is it?

From Fox News:

Following the launch of the original film in 1977, Toyota teamed up with 20th Century Fox to give away a “Star Wars Celica” in a sweepstakes. The two-door Liftback GT was customized with bodywork inspired by Toyota’s Formula One pace cars and had the iconic “Star Wars” movie poster airbrushed on its hood, along with images copied from authentic film cells along its sides.

The contest kicked off in September and ran through December, with a winner to be chosen in early 1978. But that winner, if there was one, remains unknown.

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